Leadership Conversations Podcast Episode with Joe Aristone

Name: Joseph Aristone

Current title: Executive Vice President and Head of Leasing

Current organisation: PREIT

Joe Aristone is the Executive Vice President and Head of Leasing for Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, where he has worked since 1994. Joe is responsible for overseeing the Leasing function for the Company’s portfolio of 24 malls, accounting for approximately $218 million in net operating income. In this capacity, Joe manages a staff of 22 including 4 Regional VPs and 14 Leasing Representatives.
Joe is responsible for establishing the vision and executing on the strategic direction for each mall including, tenant merchant mix and financial deliverables.
Prior to assuming this role, Joe was the VP of Big Box and Outparcel Leasing where he completed in excess of 2 million square feet of transactions with national tenants including: Kohl’s, PetSmart, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ross Dress for Less, Marshall’s, Eastern Mountain Sports, Barnes & Noble, Staples, Olive Garden, PF Chang’s, California Pizza Kitchen and Capital Grille.
Joe led the Leasing Integration Team during a major merger of two multi-billion dollar publicly traded companies which resulted in the creation of the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust.
Joe also has an extensive background in Office Leasing and has previously been involved with the landlord representation of multiple office buildings throughout the Philadelphia market including: Mellon Bank Center, 210 Washington Square, 400 Market Street, One Penn Center, and The Bellevue, where he executed several hundred thousand square feet of transactions.
Joe has been involved in a number of civic oriented activities and served as Chairman of The Board of Oaks Integrated Care, a non-profit with an annual budget of $100 million dollars providing behavioral health services to adults, children & families. Joe also served as a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Old City Special Services District and served on the Board of Directors for Leadership, Inc., one of the preeminent non-profit leadership development organizations in the Philadelphia region, from 2004-2010.
He has also been an active volunteer for a number of business advocacy groups including serving as a Vice Chair for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s membership drive.
Joe also was appointed by and served on Moorestown Town Council Economic Development Advisory Council for Moorestown, New Jersey, Board of Trustees for Moorestown Education Foundation (an affiliate of the Moorestown Board of Education). Joe is also on the Editorial Advisory Board for SJ Magazine.
Joe is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

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